French: Colibri à ventre noir German: Schwarzbauchkolibri Spanish: Colibrí ventrinegro
Highlands of Caribbean slope from C Costa Rica to WC Panama.
7·5–8·5 cm; male 3·7 g, female 3·3 g. Rather short blackish bill, slightly decurved. Bronzy-green above, duskier on central rectrices; male... read more
Song a high, thin, sputtering warble. Calls include a repeated, sharp, high-pitched “tseep” or “... read more
Cool, wet highland forest, forest edge, adjacent semi-open vegetation including shaded pastures and... read more
Food and feeding
In forest, male visits mostly flowers of trees (Inga, Calliandra, Pithecellobium, Clusia) and epiphytes... read more
Wet to early dry seasons, Aug or Oct–Mar in Costa Rica. During breeding season male perches in tall shrubs or subcanopy along edges... read more
Most of population in Costa Rica moves to lower elevations following breeding, locally down to 400... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Fairly common over most of range, which includes several large... read more
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